Enter the total thrust and the mass into the calculator to determine the Acceleration From Thrust. 

Acceleration From Thrust Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Acceleration From Thrust.

A = TH/ m
  • Where A is the Acceleration From Thrust (m/s^2)
  • TH is the total thrust (N)
  • m is the mass (kg)

To calculate the acceleration from thrust, divide the total thrust by the total mass.

What are the units for Acceleration From Thrust?

The most common units for Acceleration From Thrust are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Acceleration From Thrust?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Acceleration From Thrust.

First, determine the total thrust. In this example, the total thrust is determined to be 820 (N).

Next, determine the mass. For this problem, the mass is measured to be 100 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Acceleration From Thrust using the formula above: 

A = TH/ m

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

A = 820 / 100 = 8.2 (m/s^2)